Bold are my favorites in general, but the one I’m most proud of and linking up to talk about as we kick off April is CONSISTENCY
After my run on Monday I realized I was going to come in .09 short of March 2019’s total for the month. That really surprised me given:
- March 2019 had a Half Marathon
- I didn’t feel like I’d been running that much
- Steps were way off due to CV19 Work From Home
It actually makes a lot of sense though because I’m less injured than I was in March with the earlier onset this year and wasn’t tapering for a Half, so I was running more regularly.
I looked at my log (condensed here to just show running days) and wow.
The super short distances (running to meet a friend for a walk, a literal coffee run to top off March’s mileage this morning) were the exception. 4-5 miles is always my happy place and that was pretty clear this month with no real training plan and just free-form running.
Yes, I’d kind of bailed on Cherry Blossom training even before it was canceled. The Wegmans Run was fun — but because it was a destination and Leap Day silliness. I could not wrap my head around increasing the mileage in Central Park so had decided to focus on running 5-6 solid and avoiding the Sweeper.
I don’t know if beating April’s total is in the cards. I don’t think any of us know what’s in the cards for tomorrow or next week, but I’ll keep up what I’ve been doing and see if I can get motivated for a seven/eight mile longer run.
I’m about twelve miles up from the end of March last year which is also a pleasant surprise given again, one v. three Halfs.
Just keep swimming…
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